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Full text of "Alexander von Humboldt"

\riLLuar vox HUXBOLDT.               287
It was principally in order to live in the same town
with Schiller,  that Humboldt3 "with  his  family,  re-
moved to Jena, in the spring of 1794.     Schiller did
not arrive in Jena till some weeks later, having paid
a visit of some months to his native province.     But
it was not only Schiller's society which he found in
Jena, for It was also at that time the permanent and
occasional  residence   of several other  eminent  men.
Those belonging to the philosophical school were7 of
course, most congenial to Humboldt, and they be-
longed all to the Kantian school,   or followed in its
steps.    Most   eminent among them   stands Fiehte;
besides him., jSTiethammer taught there., also councillor
Sehiltz7 the phHologian? and the doctor of law, Hufe-
land,—all Kantists.    But there -were other illustrious
men also  here,    The historian Woltinann, who en-
deavoured to shine in the most varied "branches; the
philologian and arcliseologian, Ilgen,—the theologians,
Paulus and Griesbach?—not forgetting the naturalists
and medical men with whom Humboldt came in con-
tact, partly by his  own studies,, partly through the
medium  of his brother and  Goethe;   among them
Batseh, Loder, and others.    Stark- and Hufeland3 the
eminent physicians, had, as such, access to Humboldt's
house ; so that from the driest branches of sciences,,
to the most cheerful  enjoyments of art, all degrees
were represented in Jena, and were received by Hum-
boldt  in his hospitable  house.    The  universal   and
versatile mind of a Humboldt could take part in all;
he sought to  instruct himself in all branches; and
while he? a man of six-and-twenty, associated with
the pillars of science, and was on terms of equality
with the oldest and most advanced, he was youthful
enough to enter into cheerful and confidential conver-
sation- with the humblest of the youths who thronged
in masses from all parts of Germany to the celebrated
seat of the Muses, if he found in them mind or talent,
The admiration for Esehylus made Humboldt inti-
mate with Schiitz, who was editing the works of that
Greek author., which Humboldt attempted to trans-